What can I recycle?

UAF Recycling operates as a partnership between students (Associated Students of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) and the administration (Facilities Services). Listen to a recycling KUAC radio kickoff broadcast.

Please note, the following items are not recyclable at UAF: Foam take-out clamshells, cups, and plates; foam egg cartons; aerosol cans.

Recyclable materials How to prepare the materialsWhere to recycle the materials

Aluminum

  • Beverage containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pie tins

Aluminum

  • Drain and put in building containers.

Aluminum

Clothing

  • Any fabrics in reusable condition

 

Clothing

  • Garments should be in reusable condition because FRA works with Value Village to distribute items.
  • Donate non-reusable items to the Alaska Rag Company - 907 451-4401.

Clothing

  • Place clothing in the blue "Closet Collections" bin in the Taku parking lot

E-Waste

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Phones
  • Faxes

E-Waste

  • Transfer electronic items to UAF surplus.

E-Waste

Glass

  • Clear, brown, green
  • Jars and bottles

Glass

  • Remove caps.
  • Rinse and clean.
  • No lightbulbs.

Glass

  • UAF orange dumpsters for glass are in the Taku parking lot.

Ink/Toner Cartridges

  • Laser toners
  • Ink jet
  • Xerox
Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • Place intact cartridge in specified building container.

Ink/Toner Cartridges

Paper and Cardboard

  • White and colored paper and notebooks
  • Books, including phone books
  • Newspapers, magazines, and catalogs
  • Business cards
  • Post-it-notes, file folders, and envelopes
  • Shredded paper
  • Cereal boxes
  • Clean, disposable paper cups
  • Paper egg cartons                               

Paper and Cardboard

  • Flatten all boxes.
  • Must be free of food and grease.
  • Staples ok.
  • Remove all large clips.
  • Place all shredded material in a clear plastic bag.
  • For large volumes of paper cardboard and books, call Facilities @ 7000.

Paper and Cardboard

  • Use individual blue paper bins.
  • Request a blue bin from ASUAF at 474-6037 or sustainabilityoffice@uaf.edu.
  • Use designated dumpsters in Taku parking lot.
  • Put bagged shredded paper next to bin or paper dumpster.
  • For large volumes, call Facilities @ 7000.

Plastics

  • #1-#7 bottles
  • Plastic bags
  • Yogurt containers
  • Milk jugs
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Beverage containers
  • Plastic CD cases

Plastics

  • Rinse and drain. No containers from products that are poisonous, like weed or bug killer.
  • No containers from products that could cause a chemical burn, like drain cleaner.
  • No containers from products with an oil base, like lamp oil or motor oil, and no cooking oil based products.

Plastics

Steel

  •  Tin Cans
 
 
 
 

 

Steel

  • Rinse containers.
  • Remove labels.
  • No containers from products that could cause a chemical burn, like drain cleaner.
  • No containers from products with an oil base, like lamp oil or motor oil, and no cooking oil based products.

Steel

  • UAF black dumpsters for tin are in the Taku parking lot.

Other Recyclables

  • Cell phones
  • Batteries
  • Clothing
  • Coal ash
  • Dining services protein scraps, food waste, and cooking oil

Other Recyclables

Other Recyclables

 
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